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11 · 03 · 2019

RESPONSIBILITY OF MEDIA: Adam Holm & Elke Schmitter

“Fake News are not the biggest enemy of journalism. Journalists are.” (Adam Holm). “The situation with the media is better than ever. That is one side. We should discuss the other side.” (Elke Schmitter)


A discussion between Elke Schmitter (Germany), Adam Holm (Denmark) and Günther Hasenkamp, ​​Director of the Goethe Institute in St. Petersburg and Marie Tetzlaff, Director of the Danish Cultural Institute in St. Petersburg. The event takes place in the framework of the “German Week 2019“.


How can journalism remain truthful? What is the role of editorial media in the era of social media? This will be discussed with the German writer and journalist Elke Schmitter (“Der Spiegel”) and the Danish journalist Adam Holm.


Elke Schmitter – author of “Mrs. Sartoris” and other novels, essays and poetry. One of her latest publications is “What to do, democracy is not easy to understand.”


Adam Holm – famous Danish journalist, TV and radio host, and a writer. He wrote his dissertation (PhD) on the topic of right-wing radicalism. Presently his book about Syrian President Bashar Assad is being prepared for publication.



Sunday, 7 April 2019, 19:00 – 21:00

Organisers: Goethe Institute  and Danish Cultural Institute in St. Petersburg

Venue: Cafe D in the library of the Goethe-Institut, 58 Moika Embankment, metro station Nevsky Prospect, Sennaya Square, Admiralteyskaya.

Event language: English with simultaneous translation into Russian. 18+

Admission is free, registration